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Teenagers arrested in Lymington and Pennington drug raids

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Police stock raided a home and a business on Wednesday morning (picture: Joe Giddens-PA)
Police stock raided a home and a business on Wednesday morning (picture: Joe Giddens-PA)

TWO teenagers were arrested after drugs and cash were uncovered in police raids on properties early yesterday (Wednesday) morning.

Officers simultaneously swooped on an address in South Street, Pennington, and a business in High Street, Lymington, as part of a crackdown on activity involving illegal substances.

A search of the South Street premises found a quantity of class B drugs, along with cash.

An 18-year-old man from Pennington was detained on suspicion of possessing a class B drug with intent to supply, possessing criminal property and possessing counterfeit bank notes.

Class A drugs and cash were discovered when officers searched the High Street address.

They arrested a 17-year-old Lymington boy on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class A drug.

A Hampshire police spokesperson told the A&T on Wednesday afternoon both suspects remained in custody as enquiries continued.

Announcing the outcome of the raids on Facebook, neighbourhood Sgt Kat Smith urged residents to come forward if they suspected illegal drug activity in their area.

“Warrants are not possible without the communities’ help and information,” Sgt Smith wrote.

“If you know of individuals suspected to be involved with drug activity or have concerns about a particular property in your neighbourhood, please let us know.”

She added: “Myself and the team are keen to continue to make Lymington and New Milton a safe place to live, work and visit.

“With your continued support we will continue to conduct this type of policing activity to disrupt those who are involved with the supply of illegal substances.”

Those with information should contact officers on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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